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Commonwealth of Virginia
Office of the Attorney General

Mark Herring
Attorney General

202 North Ninth Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

 

For media inquiries only, contact:  
Charlotte Gomer, Press Secretary
Phone: (804)786-1022 
Mobile: (804) 512-2552
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STATEMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK R. HERRING

~ On Republicans' immediate adjournment of special session to address gun violence ~

 

 

RICHMOND (July 9, 2019) – Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement after the Republican-controlled General Assembly adjourned the Gun Violence Special Session after only 90 minutes:

 

“That was pathetic. Virginians deserve better. There were important measures introduced that could save lives and keep Virginians safe, like universal background checks, a ban on high capacity magazines, silencers, bump stocks, and assault weapons, a reinstatement of the one handgun a month law, and red flag laws. But instead of a thoughtful discussion about how to keep our communities safe, Republicans in the General Assembly packed up and went home, but not before making sure they got paid for the day.

 

“For years Republicans have hidden behind subcommittees to block these bills and duck accountability. This time they didn’t even pretend.”

 

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